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Laurie Pike


The benefit supper for Ralph and Arlene Flood held at the Alexander Elementary School on April 21, 2018 was a great success.   We raised $2,317 at this spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction event. It was a true testament to the community support shown in rural Maine when one of our own is in need of a little help.

See my full article about Ralph Flood and the benefit supper published in another section of this paper.  Anyone who wasn’t able to attend the benefit but still wants to donate to help the family can mail a donation directly to Arlene Flood at 233 Cooper Hwy, Cooper, Maine 04657.  Cards and well wishes can still be mailed to Ralph Flood at Marshall’s Health Care Facility, 16 Beal Street, Machias, Maine, 04654. 

I want to notify all the Cooper Veterans and residents that we have an opportunity this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to attend an event being held at the Alexander Grange #304 on the Cooper Road in Alexander, Maine.  The event is open to the public.  The Alexander Grange is hosting a ceremony to honor our hometown heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  The Gold Star Families these heroes have been invited to attend.  Please come out and honor our heroes.  We will never forget them and their sacrifice.  A selection of the Summit Project Stones will be on display from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be a short ceremony with biographical information regarding our heroes followed by light refreshments.  Any local schools or local organizations that want to learn more about the Summit Project Stones can contact Len Hanson at 454-8733 to set up a time to visit.

The next Select Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The Cooper office is open for regular office hours on the first and third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  The next office hours are scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd and May 17, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.   Come see me to register your boats because now that the ice is out I’m sure people are anxious to get out on the lakes.

A rabies clinic, provided by Little River Veterinary Clinic will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Cooper Community Center.  I am still waiting for a price list for services from the clinic and will provide when possible.  

The Cooper Cemetery Committee and the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) have selected June 2nd for the cleaning workshop of our older cemetery head and foot stones.  The workshop can accommodate up to twenty people and there are still openings for participants.   Registration forms are now available for people to sign up to participate in the cleaning workshop.  I will have registration forms at the office to be picked up during office hours or contact Karen Holmes at 454-2583 to register.  The cleaning class is planned for the morning with a luncheon to follow at the Cooper Community Center.